Virtual Options

Please note:

The Options selection process goes live on March the 5th, these cannot be completed before this time. You must be signed in via your SIMS Student account to be able to access Options Online. SIMS Parent does not have access to this service. If you have not registered for SIMS Student/ Options Online, please refer to the below link:

Options Online Help - Oakwood School

There is also a "Parental Consent" tick box when completing your Options. We do not use this and it can be safely ignored.


We are trying to keep the options process to the normal timeline as far as possible but, of course, will operate a little differently this year.  

All the subject leaders have produced information about their GCSE courses in a written format and this can be found in the downloads section below in the form of the Options Booklet. You will all now know your recommended route and this is explained in the booklet. It is important that you read all of this information carefully.

Each of the GCSE subject leads have also created a virtual presentation about their subject and these can be found below by clicking on the relevant subject.

The Year 9 reports will be issued during February and this will give you an indication of progress and achievement in each subject area. Once you have all of the information you can begin to make more informed choices about the three subjects you will need to select. Normally in lessons in the week of the Options Evening, your class teachers may also talk to you about the subject. If we return to school after February half term, you will be able to have these conversations in person. If, however, we do not return to school at that time, you will have opportunities, when submitting online classwork, to ask questions such as “does the standard of this work mean I would be successful at this subject at GCSE?”

Click on the subjects below to find out more of what they have to offer at GCSE.

Mrs Dunford
Assistant Headteacher - Curriculum

Virtual Options Presentation 2021 - Mrs Dunford


Creative and Expressive Arts

Art and DesignPhotographyDramaMusic

Physical Education

PE - Full CourseDance

Design and Technology

Design and Technology(Design Technology, Graphic Communication, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Hospitality and Catering)



Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages

Computer Science and Creative iMedia

Computer Science and Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia

Film Studies

Film Studies

Core Subjects

English & English LiteratureMathematicsScience (Combined Science): TrilogyReligious Education


Links and Help Guides

Link to Options Online

There is no need to register for Options Online if you are already connected to SIMS Student, if you cannot connect to SIMS Student please contact IT Support

Please find below a guide on how to use Options Online

Making option choices using Option Online


Page Downloads Date  
1. Options Booklet 2021 23 24th Jan 2021 Download
Virtual Options Presentation 2021 23rd Feb 2021 Download

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